Wine review: Amarone della Valpolicella di Sartori 2011
Amarone of the month, Amarone della Valpolicella di Sartori 2011. Can not avoid buying Amarone, when it is Christmas.
Wineyard’s history goes back to 1898 when Pietro Sartori bought his first vineyard in Negrar. Nowadays Sartori’s success is in large part due to its international efforts, which represent over 80% of its sales in over 50 countries: throughout Europe like Finland, in North and South America, in Russia, in South East Asia. The labels on which the company is now focusing on are Regolo Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso DOC and Marani Bianco Veronese IGT. This makes me wonder, if Amarone is worth to try.
Grapes used in production are 50% Corvina Veronese, 40% Rondinella and 10% Molinara.
Most Amarone bottle labes are modest without too much colors like Sartori
Intense red colour
First feeling was coffee chololate. When you rotate the glass, you find typical aroma with hints of red fruit jam and spicy finish
Also first taste is kind of coffee chocolate, which I have not recognized from other Amarones tasted. If you have tasted this wine, did you find the same aroma and taste?
Wine does not taste as sweet as many others, but it has same full bodines, of course.
||15% by volume
||90 kcal/100 ml
Amarone della Valpolicella di Sartori 2011 is nuanced, developed and pairs well will rustic meat dishes It paires also with cheeses, like Comte as well as Castello blue and white cheeses, which were as desserts on Christmas table.
Amarone is always wine you can trust, if you like to enjoy something else than red water.
REVIEW: OVERALL GRADE 4-/5 – BANG FOR THE BUCK ++ / +++